Varney the Vampire, or, The Feast of Blood

by James Malcom Rymer, Thomas Peckett Prest


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Varney the Vampire, or, The Feast of Blood by James Malcom Rymer, Thomas Peckett Prest
Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood was a Victorian era serialized gothic horror story by James Malcolm Rymer (alternatively attributed to Thomas Preskett Prest).

It first appeared in 1845–47 as a series of cheap pamphlets of the kind then known as "penny dreadfuls". The story was published in book form in 1847.

It is of epic length: the original edition ran to 876 double-columned pages divided into 220 chapters. Altogether it totals nearly 667,000 words.

Despite its inconsistencies, Varney the Vampire is more or less a cohesive whole. It introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable to modern audiences to this day.


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Varney the Vampire, or, The Feast of Blood by James Malcom Rymer, Thomas Peckett Prest